You Taste American

John Greyson

1986, 24:00 minutes, colour, English


Adapted from a mixed-media performance of the same name, You Taste American addresses the issues raised by the 1983 Orillia washroom mass arrests, where 32 men were charged with "indecent acts" following extensive video surveillance.

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